England’s leading rabbi, on religion and science

The former UK chief rabbi

  "Science takes things apart to see how they work. Religion puts things together to see what they mean." Lord Jonathan Sacks    … [Read more...]

More on “Emotional Problems among Children with Same-Sex Parents”

Those who deviate are dunces.

  I posted an item yesterday regarding a paper entitled "Emotional Problems among Children with Same-Sex Parents: Difference by Definition." Here's an accessible summary of the thesis of the paper: http://www.mercatornet.com/articles/view/the_no_difference_theory_is_dead  I've been told by an anonymous supporter of gay marriage that the paper is riddled with methodological errors and incompetence so obvious that zealous advocates of gay … [Read more...]

Do you think you’re too ordinary to be great?

Carver, G. W.

  "When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world." George Washington Carver (1864-1943)    … [Read more...]

New Testament 74

Eine Aussicht vom Ort wo die Bergpredigt gepredigt worden ist

  Matthew 7:21-23Compare Luke 6:46; 13:25-27 I believe that I've said it before, but, even if I have, I'll say it here again: A reader would be extremely hard-pressed to construct a case for the doctrine of salvation by grace alone, without works, from the four New Testament gospels (which is to say, from the recorded teachings of Jesus himself). This passage is an illustration of why that would be so difficult, if, indeed, not … [Read more...]

“Emotional Problems among Children with Same-Sex Parents: Difference by Definition”

CUA campus in DC

  http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2500537 Some will, I'm sure, now feel an imperative need to pronounce Donald Paul Sullins a hate-filled and incompetent pseudo-scholar, despite his apparently impeccable academic credentials.  (Some will also feel duty-bound to denounce me along similar lines, of course, for the sheer act of posting this link.  But that's scarcely news.) Dr. Sullins is also, curiously enough, a married Catholic pr … [Read more...]

A study of the relationship between religious involvement and education

Tippets Valley

  Here's a BYU student journalist's account of a recent study conducted by two respected LDS sociologists: http://universe.byu.edu/2015/02/10/byu-study-links-education-to-religious-involvement/   … [Read more...]

“Bakers Who Declined Service to Same-Sex Couple Face $150,000 Fine”

A country church

  http://dailysignal.com/2015/02/09/bakers-declined-service-sex-couple-found-violate-anti-discrimination-law/?utm_source=heritagefoundation&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=saturday&mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRoiu6nPZKXonjHpfsX56e4sXaGwlMI%2F0ER3fOvrPUfGjI4ES8JgI%2BSLDwEYGJlv6SgFQrLBMa1ozrgOWxU%3D   … [Read more...]

A pair of Muslim denunciations of ISIS, and a memorial at BYU

YPG soldier (female)

  As I've observed, everywhere I do I'm inevitably asked why Muslims don't condemn terrorism undertaken in the name of Islam. Part of my invariable answer is that they do. Here are a couple of relatively recent examples that I've been intending to post: "Grand Mufti: Jordanian pilot's murder not part of Islam" "Prominent jihadi preacher condemns ISIS for Jordanian pilot killing" And here's another item about a … [Read more...]